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Robert D. Rose Jr., 52, said this week that he and many other veterans who suffered
degenerative injuries while in the service have been denied access to opioid pain
medications and access to quality health care. Rose seeks personal damages of
$100 million “for pain, suffering and extreme torment” since Nov. 1, 2016, “after being forced
on pain medication taper on Oct. 15, 2016, as part of VA policies supported by (Roe).”
Using data compiled from longitudinal studies of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War
veterans, contributors to this groundbreaking book examine the effects of military service across
the lifespan. The US spends over 100 billion dollars annually on healthcare for more than 30 million
active military and veterans. The prevalence of negative trauma and post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) among military veterans is well-known. But other more subtle effects of
military service—particularly on health and well-being in later life—are less well-understood, among researchers as well as medical and mental health professionals who care for veterans.
Woody’s Roadside Tavern in Farmingdale tuned out football after a Vietnam veteran
and regular customer expressed to the owners that he felt disrespected by players who
have protested police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.
“unofficial wait lists” for mental health care
“It highlights even more VA mismanagement and lack of
accountability in Colorado,” U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said
Americans' concerns about prescription drug abuse have risen over the past four years,
with some of largest increases coming among well-educated adults.
Concerns about mental illness are also up slightly from 2013.
A federal report investigating the death of an Egg Harbor Township man was highly critical of the Northfield Veterans Affairs Clinic, saying it failed to provide timely appointments for Charles Ingram despite him suffering from mental health issues for several years.
They claimed more progress than has been made.
He told U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War that the Department of Veterans Affairs has made
“amazing” strides and already “is a whole new place.” Veterans Day prompted President Donald
Trump and his administration to take stock of what’s been done to fix health care for
those in uniform. They claimed more progress than has been made. His remarks and a
White House account of progress at the VA did not acknowledge old problems that persist.
For example, a key effort to improve waiting times by revamping the VA’s electronic medical
record system may not be completed for eight more years — when Trump will be out of office.
"There are too many four-year colleges serving too many students, and too few institutions
with greater focus on vocational education and training," the researchers said.
The Justice Department recently announced an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury charging a former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official with a scheme to steal benefit money for veterans.
The inspector general recently reported to Congress that the two companies have collected
at least $89 million more than what they were supposed to. At least must be emphasized,
as the audit is still ongoing (the inspector general’s office says it should be completed
by the end of the year). TriWest is also being investigated by a federal grand jury for
possible wire fraud and misuse of government funds. “This was a senseless waste of
resources that could have been better spent on veterans’ health care”
That the Kim Jong-un regime is oppressive is not up for debate, but the wisdom of
pledging the United States to preventive military intervention in North Korea most certainly is.
“My adult life has been consumed trying to battle the bureaucracy” The main cause of delays,
according to the department, was a design flaw that fed appeals with simple errors
into a legal system that was meant to rule on complex cases.
Women now comprise 2 million of the 21 million veterans in the U.S.
And though the Pentagon officially lifted the ban on women in combat
roles in 2013, women were functionally in combat long before that.
Of all that was revealed by a government watchdog this year about how the Department
of Veterans Affairs treats Persian Gulf War veterans, the most shocking discovery to
Shawn Scott was that most doctors aren't trained about illnesses specific to veterans of that era.
When asked why the program was cut, spokesperson David Omura said:
"There could be grant funding allocated through the state and there was initial funding to help support
this program; however, we realize that all organizations are making budget decisions that need to be balanced thoughtfully. If support could be obtained through this avenue, I am confident that it would have been obtained already through our colleagues at the Lieutenant Governor's Office."
Many state and local organizations help veterans and their families.
Here are some resources for mental health and suicide prevention.
Before Devin Kelley murdered 26 people, including children, in Sutherland Springs, Tex., the Air Force knew he should be kept far from the reach of a gun. But the service failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the FBI, a move that would have restricted him from buying and owning firearms.
The unemployment rate for veterans is the lowest it has ever been since September
2001, and it continuing to fall. This achievement is due in part to the employers
who have made a commitment to hire those who have served in our armed forces.
More than 20 million US military veterans are currently living in the US. After years of
serving their country and waging war overseas, many of them struggle with
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness and addiction.
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